Saturday, May 17, 2008

Germans in the Woods

Last night, at Cornelia, I met again Tim Rauch, an independent animator. He and his brother just completed their first animated documentary, Germans in the Woods. Based on a WWII veteran's story, the documentary short won 2nd prize at ASIFA-East (Animation Community for NY and the East Coast). It is making the rounds of film fests. In his blog, Tim writes about his current project, The Park Bench.

Will Morris read as the feature at Cornelia last night. I've heard him read three times now, and his poetry, inspired by British Revivalists, postmodernism, and language poetry, is still as entertaining as ever. The incantatory repetitions, the technological imagery, and the social criticism remind me of the other English poet in the NYC poetry circuit, Jane Ormerod. Jane hails from the U of East Anglia writing program. I wonder if Will comes from the same fenlands.

2 comments:

Eshuneutics said...

Omerod or Ormerod?
Not heard of either of these poets in the UK.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Ormerod. Thanks for the correction.